Monday, March 30, 2015

What is this political space we call 'immigration'?

Four frames white people in the UK use to understand immigration.

By Steve Garner, Open Democracy
March 23, 2015

Immigration is a flypaper issue: all kinds of anxieties about a variety of problems get stuck to it. The people I have been listening to in interview-based research projects over the past decade[1] use it as a device through which to express losing their place in the world, being abandoned by government to their struggles over dwindling, stigmatised social housing, employment, and the ways they now perceive themselves to be at a disadvantage relative to migrants and other ethnic minorities.[...]

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